Use of Tisseel, a Fibrin Sealant, for Particulate Graft Stabilization
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
One clinical problem when augmenting a narrow or vertically deficient ridge is maintenance of the graft position during the immediate healing phase and preservation of the augmentation over time. The use of Tisseel (Baxter, Deerfield, IL), a fibrin sealant product, to stabilize particulate grafts, has been reported, and we have reviewed its use. Fibrinogen is converted to fibrin and forms a fibular network that binds the particulate graft. A protease inhibitor is included, which prevents lysis of the coagulum for at least 2 weeks and allows for fibrous ingrowth and graft stabilization. We have reviewed the reported data and included 2 case reports to demonstrate the use of Tisseel.
Block, Michael S. and Zoccolillo, Michelle, "Use of Tisseel, a Fibrin Sealant, for Particulate Graft Stabilization" (2020). School of Dentistry Faculty Publications. 88.